Attic Red-Figure Kylix Fragment
An ancient Attic Greek red-figure kylix fragment by the Lid Painter depicting a partially preserved male figure in profile with a billowy himation holding a staff, facing a partially preserved female figure holding out a phiale.
The Lid Painter was an Athenian red-figure vase-painter whose real name is unknown. Nevertheless,consistent individual characteristics of style suggest the existence of a unique artistic personality. J.D. Beazley called him the Lid Painter after a lid of a pyxis by his hand in the British Museum. Like his colleague, the Marley Painter, he is largely known for painting stemless kylikes.
cf.:British Museum inv. no. 1917,0726.1, Kunsthitorisches Museum,Vienna, inv. no. 149.
Formerly in a California private collection.